Advanced Origami: More Than 60 Fascinating and Challenging Projects for the Serious Folder

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Firefly Books, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages

Original designs by origami artists from Europe and Japan.

Origami is an ancient art, yet modern paper folders continue to innovate and invent new and fascinating folds. The origami projects in this book are some of the best ever created and range from practical projects for everyday use to intricate art rooted in ceremony and tradition.

Advanced Origami features 60 designs using exotic folds not typically seen in North American origami. Each project is fully illustrated with line drawings and the finished piece is showcased in color photography. An introductory section explains basic folding techniques and terminology followed by five sections:

  • Boxes and containers
  • Animals
  • Cards, envelopes and wallets
  • Magic folds
  • Airplanes and helicopters.

Advanced Origami is an exceptional collection to challenge paper folders at all levels. Boursin excels in designing new folds and in finding the best new origami from around the world -- practical, durable objects of beauty to hone the talents of fans of this ancient art.

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User Review  - JayDugger - LibraryThing

Useful for descriptions of folds and symbols for them. It also has the following useful projects: thirteen boxes and thirteen cards, envelopes and wallets. Read full review

Advanced Origami: More than 60 Fascinating and Challenging Projects for the Serious Folder

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Origami enthusiasts who have mastered basic paper folds will want to try some of the more intriguing projects in this book, such as a pecking hen or an assortment of paper airplanes. In addition ... Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Didier Boursin lives in Paris and has published several books on origami.

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